Netflix standing on the threshold of 100 million subscribers

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Description: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is on the verge of surpassing 100 million global subscribers, a testament to how much the video streaming service has changed the entertainment landscape since its debut a decade ago. Source: AssociatedPress.com Date: April 17, 2017 Link: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_NETFLIX_MAJOR_MILESTONE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT Questions for discussion: Summarize the key financial information provided in this… Read more »

Is American Retail at a Historic Tipping Point?

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Description: Along the cobblestone streets of SoHo, Chanel handbags and Arc’teryx jackets are displayed in shops like museum pieces, harking back to the height of the neighborhood’s trendiness. But rents there are softening, and the number of vacant storefronts is rising. Source: NYTimes.com Date: April 15, 2017 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/15/business/retail-industry.html?ref=business&_r=0 Questions for discussion: What can management… Read more »

Jeff Bezos Says He Is Selling $1 Billion a Year in Amazon Stock to Finance Race to Space

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Description: COLORADO SPRINGS — Standing against the backdrop of his New Shepard rocket booster and a full-scale mock capsule for carrying humans into space, Jeff Bezos revealed on Wednesday that he was selling about $1 billion in Amazon stock a year to finance his Blue Origin rocket company. Source: NYTimes.com Date: April 5, 2017 Link:… Read more »

E-Commerce Is Making Retail Stores Relevant Again

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Description: But don’t expect to see a revival as hundreds of store continue to close. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Mar 30, 2017 Link: http://for.tn/2njCDlD Questions for Discussions: How did store closings affect e-commerce at Kohls? Do you think this experience can be generalized across the retailing industry? How should investors regards statistics on… Read more »

Apple’s Journey to Becoming the First Trillion Dollar Company

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Description: It has some work to do. Source: Fortune.ca- video report Date: March 30 , 2017 Link: http://for.tn/2odQddI Questions for Discussions: What are the two ways Apple can continue to grow, according to the report? Who would you merge Apple with in order to continue the current growth rate? Do you think the firm can… Read more »

Eli Lilly loses NAFTA challenge brought against Canada

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Description: A NAFTA tribunal has refused to question Canadian judicial interpretations of domestic patent law. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Mar 27, 2017 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/legal-post/eli-lilly-loses-nafta-challenge-brought-against-canada Questions for discussion: Explain the decision? Why is it important to the investors?

Why Lower Oil Could Drive Gold Higher

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Description: With crude back on the move again, the stalled gold-to-crude ratio may be poised to resume the upward trend. Bloomberg Intelligence’s Mike McGlone has more on “Bloomberg Markets.” (Source: Bloomberg) Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Mar 20, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2017-03-20/why-lower-oil-could-drive-gold-higher-video Questions for Discussions: Explain the relationship between oil and gold, according to the… Read more »

Lithium is the latest hot metal commodity, but investor fever could be cooling

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Description: Lithium, the lightest metal on earth, has become such a heavyweight in commodities markets that it is increasingly being mentioned in the same sentence as rare earths or vanadium. It’s not a compliment. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Mar 17, 2017 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/news/mining/lithium-is-the-latest-hot-metal-commodity-but-investor-fever-could-be-cooling Questions for discussion: What does the report say to investors about the future… Read more »